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Alissa R. Hull

Alissa R. Hull

Prisoners' Legal Services of NY
Staff Attorney
Ithaca, NY, USA


Alissa R. Hull is currently a staff attorney with Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York. She previously worked as a criminal defense attorney for indigent clients and as a staff attorney with Human Rights Defense Center / Prison Legal News. She is the co-author of The Habeas Citebook: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, Second Edition, published by Prison Legal News, and was a contributor and researcher for the Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook, 5th Edition, published by the National Lawyers Guild and Center for Constitutional Rights. She has presented and spoken on topics such as First Amendment legal challenges in jails and prisons and Hepatitis C treatment for incarcerated people. She was a founding collective member and adult ally for fourteen years with the Young Women’s Empowerment Project (YWEP) in Chicago, a youth-run harm reduction program for youth in the sex trade and street economies. With YWEP, she trained healthcare and social work providers on respectfully working with street-based youth, including transgender youth, and supported youth-run political education and skill building, syringe exchanges, and transformative justice campaigns designed and implemented by young people. She graduated from CUNY School of Law in 2010.
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